Darby Sans is a contemporary humanist sans serif in two families: one is the functional Darby Sans; the other a refined display version for large sizes with dramatically high contrast. Originally designed for Wallpaper* magazine, the roots of Darby lie in the British tradition of lettering and typefounding that began to flower during the Age of Enlightenment in the middle of the eighteenth century. Behind the contemporary bodies, one can see the structural qualities of the three major type founders of this period: John Baskerville of Birmingham, Joseph Fry of Bristol and Alexander Wilson of Glasgow. Darby Serif is a companion serif family based on the same basic skeleton, designed for continuous reading matter. With its mixture of roundness and sharpness, Darby Serif is a face with both rich historical roots and utilitarian functionality. Both Darby Serif and Sans are suited to news in digital and print, in addition to editorial design, graphic design and corporate design.